September Reminders *****September 19, 2019*****
Picture Day Tomorrow- September 20, 2019
Weekend Backpack Program
We are excited to announce that we will continue The Weekend Backpack Program this year. The goal of the program is to help alleviate hunger by providing students with nutritious and easy-to-prepare foods on weekends. Each Friday, starting in October, students participating in this program will bring home breakfast, lunch and snack items to be consumed on the weekend. Participation in this program is confidential and all students are eligible to participate. Names of participating families or students are not shared with outside sponsors or volunteers.
To participate in this program please complete a brief Google Form which can be found here.
Over the past two weeks, Memorial School Students have been participating in the iReady diagnostic assessment for reading and mathematics. iReady is an online assessment tool which will assess students across the key domains in reading and mathematics. The iReady diagnostic is an adaptive test that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s performance. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier questions. The adaptive nature of the assessment provides us more information about your child's areas of strength in reading and mathematics and their areas of need. iReady results will help to identify both struggling learners and learners needing acceleration, providing meaningful information to teachers and parents.
Once the assessments are complete, teachers will use the information to plan instruction. We will also use this information to identify students who require additional interventions. Parents will receive a parent report once all students have completed the assessment.
We look forward to using this assessment to enrich your child’s educational experience. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or the office with any questions or concerns.
Summer Reading Celebration!
Student Celebration Scheduled
We are proud of our students for participating in our Summer Reading Challenge. We plan to celebrate this accomplishment with our first "Whole-School Assembly" on Friday, September 27, 2019.
Students who logged summer reading minutes or returned reading logs/documentation will be entered into a drawing to participate in a faculty version of “Drip, Drip, Drop.” For those of you unfamiliar with Drip, Drip Drop, it resembles Duck, Duck Goose. However, in this version, the student who is “it” will be holding a cup of water and dripping water on instead of tapping the head of the faculty members sitting around the circle. It is sure to be a memorable event!
It's not too late to return Summer Reading Logs! The final day for submitting a log is Tuesday, September 24th. Families of students new to Memorial School can send in a note confirming that children engaged in summer reading or a log from a previous school.
Town Officials join in the Ribbon Cutting ceremony.
Dr. Pires addresses the crowd before officially opening the playground.
Thank you to all who supported the development of our new playground!
Family ACTION Required: Infinite Campus: New Student Information System
Family ACTION Required: Infinite Campus: New Student Information System
With appreciation to the Medway School Committee for their on-going support, the Medway Schools has spent the last several months transitioning to a new student information system, Infinite Campus. Our prior system, MMS/Visions, was no longer meeting our needs and we are very excited about the potential impact that this new system will have on our practices.
What Information Will Families Access in Infinite Campus?
All families, PK-12, will be utilizing Infinite Campus in the coming year. At the grade PK-4 levels, this tool will be accessed by families to ensure accuracy and updating of personal information such as phone numbers, addresses, and health information. For our grade 5-12 families, this tool will enable you to view student schedules, monitor student progress in their courses, view progress reports and report cards, and also update student information.
Setting Up Your Infinite Campus Account
In our August 15 communication, families were asked to set up their own Parent Portal accounts with the following instructions.
Families should have received an email communication from firstname.lastname@example.org with an activation code to log into Infinite Campus
This code is unique to you and your address. Please do not share or pass this information onto anyone.
Please do not worry; you will not have to memorize this number. You will simply be granted access to the portal with this number.
Once accessed, you will be guided through the process of creating a username and password.
From there, the instructions will assist you in the process of verifying/updating contact information for your household. If you have any questions, please complete this FORM.
Additional directions and information can be found by clicking here.
Process for Reviewing and Updating Student Information in Infinite Campus
As families may have noticed, our typical paper forms were not sent home this year. Instead of the “beginning of year packet” which includes student enrollment, health, and demographic information, families are being asked to review all demographic information and submit requested changes via the Infinite Campus online registration portal. Families will be asked to complete the “Online Registration” option, listed under More to ensure we have the most current information for our students. If, for any reason, families are unable to access the Parent Portal, they are asked to please email us at email@example.com for support or to request a hard copy of these forms. Requests for changes are reviewed internally and edits are approved or additional information will be requested.
Requests for address changes or custody agreements should still be brought into your child’s school office. A proof of residency will need to be provided to support an address change request. The proper court documents should be brought in to support any custody arrangements as well. If you have more than one child, you only need to visit one school to request the change.
Please submit your T-Shirt order form no later than October 14th! These are class shirts that students can wear to assemblies, field trips and more fun days! $5 per shirt.This is not a fundraiser. Price covers the cost of the shirt. Payments can be submitted by Cash, Check and Venmo (MEPTO@MEPTO), and PayPal ($5.50 to cover fees from PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Keep your eyes peeled for The Mustang Herd around town and post pictures to the MEPTO page and tag us so that everyone can join in the fun!
Maybe you'll be next! Happy Herding!
Here is how the new program works...
Buy Box Top Products
You can find Box Tops on hundreds of products throughout the store.
Use the App
Use the app to snap a photo of your receipt within 14 days of purchase. You do not need to clip or send Box Tops labels to school.
Earn Cash for our School
Box Tops earnings are identified and automatically updated at BTFE.com. The NEW and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to our school's earnings online. LOOK FOR THE NEW LABEL: © General Mills SEE PRODUCTS & LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BOX TOPS APP AT BTFE.COM
Have old Box Tops?
Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production but may continue to be found on many products throughout the store as packages transition to the new Box Tops labels. You can still clip these and send them to school. Please make sure each clip has a valid expiration date.
Click here to read more.
September 27th - School Spirit Day- Wear Blue and White/ Medway Gear to School
September 27th - School-Wide Assembly -Summer Reading Celebration!
September 30th - School Closed in observance of Rosh Hashanah
October 9th - School Closed in observance of Yom Kippur
October 14th - School Closed in observance of Columbus Day
October 15th - Grade 2 Enrichment Program - Miss Money and the Coins
October 23rd- MEPTO Meeting 6:30 pm McGovern School